The following list of reports reflects the latest in findings and outcomes in medical research as presented at major medical meetings and published peer-reviewed medical journals. In this section you can view reports from important congresses as well as summaries of some recently published journal articles. Please let us know if you have a particular area of interest you would like to see covered.
“Flu is Back”: Understanding and Preventing Influenza in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Belfast, Ireland / September 26–29, 2022
Belfast – The International Society for Influenza and other Respiratory Virus Diseases (ISIRV) holds its flagship conference, OPTIONS for the Control of Influenza, every three years. At their previous meeting in September 2019,...
Climate Change and the Spread of Infectious Disease: Be Aware and Stay Informed
Rotterdam, The Netherlands / June 8-10, 2022
Rotterdam - According to investigators here this week, climate change is one of the key drivers of the emergence, re- emergence and spread of infectious disease
“Long-COVID is Not New” Long-term Sequelae Common in Flu, Especially in Older Adults, Say Influenza Researchers
Vancouver, BC / April 5-8, 2022
Vancouver – Influenza started to make a comeback worldwide and in Canada towards the end of 2021, emerging from the 2020–2021 pandemic lockdowns. A symposium at the recent AMMI Canada-CACMID annual conference updated...
“Could Anything Be Worse than COVID?” A Flu Pandemic, Say Influenza Researchers
Online / December 8–9, 2021
Online – While acknowledging that the current focus is on SARS-CoV-2 vaccination, influenza researchers at this year’s Canadian Immunization Conference reminded delegates that, if scaled up to 2021, the 1918–1920 flu...
PHYSICIAN PERSPECTIVE - Viewpoint based on OMA District 11 Doctors' Lounge virtual session - The Semmelweis Reflex on COVID-19 Insights. As well as recently published, peer-reviewed article in American Journal of Therapeutics, April 30, 2021:28:e299-e318
COVID-19 and the Family Practitioner: A Message of Hope from a New Outpatient Protocol
Toronto, Ontario / May 10, 2021
Guest Author: Pierre Kory, MD, MPAPulmonary and Critical Care SpecialistPresident and Chief Medical Officer of theFront Line COVID-19 Critical Care AllianceFormer Associate Professor andChief of the Critical Care Service at the University...
Influenza Researchers Explore Real-World Data for Flu-Vaccine Evaluation and Learnings for COVID-19
Online / December 1-3, 2020
Online – Although the COVID-19 pandemic dominates the infectious disease headlines, influenza remains a striking public-health problem in Canada, with up to 7 million people sickened during a non-pandemic flu season. The seasonal...
An overview of new data on the relative effectiveness of flu vaccines in vulnerable populations
As healthcare professionals prepare for flu season in a pandemic year, the results of three large, population-based U.S. studies now provide comparisons of the relative effectiveness (rVE) of the available flu vaccine formulations in...
An overview of new guidelines released by the Committee to Advise on Tropical Medicine and Travel (CATMAT) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
In December, 2019, CATMAT released a Statement on the Prevention of Japanese Encephalitis1 for Canadian travellers, following a similar endeavour by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released in July, 20192. Japanese...
Ground-breaking Science in Seasonal Influenza Arms the World to Fight Next Pandemic
Singapore / August 28-September 1, 2019
Singapore – The next influenza pandemic is “a matter of when not if,” according to the World Health Organization (WHO) in its Global Influenza Strategy 2019–2030. Despite seven decades of advances in flu research,...